You won't find much more laugh-out-loud material than what's in the… MoreYou won't find much more laugh-out-loud material than what's in the commercials, but Let's Be Cops has a good enough, even if forgettable, story that it's worth a rental. Casting was great. It's probably what carried the movie. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson have pretty good chemistry. Rob Riggle and Nina Dobrev do a good job in support, as does the rest of the cast. The pace is good enough that there is little, if any, drag. You WON'T miss anything if you wait until it ends up on a movie channel, but Let's Be Cops is worth looking for when it does.
If you forgive the lack of story and character development, bad acting… MoreIf you forgive the lack of story and character development, bad acting and script, Into The Storm is an entertaining movie. Taking any science out of this, the writers and director get pretty creative with the storms. It's an hour and a half, which is perfect for this type of movie. There won't be a sequel. Nothing is going to happen that will surprise you. Into The Storm is worth going to the theater to see for the effects and nothing more. It won't hurt to wait until it's for rent. Either way, it's worth watching.
Guardians of the Galaxy is two things: it's the most entertaining… MoreGuardians of the Galaxy is two things: it's the most entertaining movie this year, and it's one of Marvel's best movies to date. Guardians is a unique take on an OK comic book. I've read Guardians of the Galaxy, and probably still have a couple of Rocket Racoons in my old collection, but I never expected this to be as good as it was. There is character development, action, a strong story, comedy, and they didn't hold back the power of these characters. There is plenty of room to grow the story and characters. Casting is amazing. The soundtrack made the movie that much better. Chris Pratt proved, in one movie, that he can carry a film. I'm not sure how the sequel is going to match the first, but I can't wait to see what comes next. Guardians is definitely worth seeing in theaters. It runs 2 hours long, but you won't notice a drag anywhere in the story.
Enough said is a charming little movie. Dreyfus and Gandolfini have… MoreEnough said is a charming little movie. Dreyfus and Gandolfini have good chemistry. The other members are top flight actors that help move things along. They seem natural developing their characters. Enough Said is on a movie channel right now. Totally worth going through the trouble of searching it out on your DVR (that's sarcasm).
I hope they have the shelves ready for all the awards they're going to… MoreI hope they have the shelves ready for all the awards they're going to get at Paramount for this. I see a few Razzies in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) future. This is one of the most pointless movies I've ever seen. Honestly. There is NOTHING creative about it. The turtles are all the same person, except one wears glasses and one cracks jokes. There is an insignificant twist somewhere in the movie, but it's so small you'll probably miss it. I don't remember more than a minute or so where there wasn't horrible music pounding in my ears trying to tell me how "intense" the movie was. It was so bad at times it stood out. There is absolutely no reason to watch TMNT, other than to watch how $125 million can get flushed down the toilet. Casting was decent, but it's downhill after that. Dialogue was some of the stupidest I've ever heard, the action sequences were boring, story was simple, Splinter was eerie looking. You name it, there was a problem with it. Skip.
Begin Again is a great, positive movie with very good music. Not what… MoreBegin Again is a great, positive movie with very good music. Not what I'd normally listen to, but fits the movie. I like Keira Knightly and am a huge Mark Ruffalo fan. Neither disappoint, and both create characters that you'll root for. The dialogue, setting, casting, all were great. Begin Again won't win any awards, but it's definitely worth a watch.
Through most of Lucy I was seeing a sequel. And was excited about the… MoreThrough most of Lucy I was seeing a sequel. And was excited about the thought of it. Just the last few moments, though, I knew any thought of getting to watch a Scarlett Johansson lead franchise go down the drain. A great cast and 4/5's of a very good movie was ruined by a poorly thought out ending. Even with its short run-time and fast pace, Lucy dies with a weird, lame ending. It doesn't even come across as a cop out. Just bad. Scarlett Johansson gives a stellar performance. She's able to get across the changes going through her character with the progression of the movie. Morgan Freeman has a small role. The less recognizable, foreign characters, Min-sik Choi and Amr Waked are excellent. Lucy is worth renting with the warning it's going to fizzle out at the ending. Getting there is good.
Even if it starts slowly, Hercules picks up after about 20 minutes.… MoreEven if it starts slowly, Hercules picks up after about 20 minutes. Dwayne Johnson is an entertaining guy. I thought I had paid admission to watch a made for TV movie when it started. A bad one. It has enough of a twist to make it a bit different from the traditional flick. The cast was pretty good, but not exceptional. The fight choreography is excellent. They could have used slightly better set designers. There are some funny moments to keep it a bit light. All in all, it's a watchable, forgettable movie you'll see in the discount bin at Walmart in a couple of years. Worth seeing when it's on a movie channel though. Maybe worth renting for Johnson fans and fans of the genre.
Sex Tape has the same actors from Bad Teacher, Segel and Diaz, who… MoreSex Tape has the same actors from Bad Teacher, Segel and Diaz, who worked so well then, yet only muster a small amount of laughs here. It's a forgettable, going through the paces type movie. I'm not even sure there was a script, as much as an idea for one. I'd say there isn't much reason to see Sex Tape. If you insist on it, a movie channel would do just fine.
State of Emergency is a slow paced zombie movie without much going for… MoreState of Emergency is a slow paced zombie movie without much going for it. I was still entertained in the end. There are only a hand full of zombies and the movie ends without a twist. There aren't any surprises and there is limited suspense. I can't tell you why I liked it, but I did. It may go back to my B-movie roots, which run very deep.